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Ogun State Woman Arrested for Stabbing 2 Year Old Son to Death



Woman Stabs Child to Death in Ogun StateOgun State Police have arrested a 26-year-old woman Funmilayo Tijani, for allegedly stabbing her two-year-old son, Emmanuel, to death.

It is unclear why she killed her son, but witnesses’ accounts indicate that she may have had a mental breakdown.

According to Punch, Tijani and her husband, John, separated two years ago after a quarrel. She then moved to her father’s apartment with Emmanuel.

Speaking on the incident, one of her neighbours, Akeem Ijaola, said:

“Funmilayo and her son stayed with her father in a one-room apartment. The boy attended a private school in this area. About 4pm on the fateful day, we noticed that something was going wrong in the apartment.

When people went near, they saw the boy in a pool of blood. He had been stabbed many times. Funmilayo at that time looked like a mentally-derailed woman. The boy died before anyone could take him to a hospital.

Although no one could ascertain the cause of her action, Funmilayo is divorced, and the child was born out of wedlock about three years ago.”

Another neighbour, Funmilayo, said:

“She tried to borrow money during that week from her boss, but she failed. There are also arguments whether her husband was the father of the boy or her father, who she stayed with.

Also, her former husband, John, has married another wife who gave birth a few weeks to the incident. I think all these contributed to Funmilayo’s emotional breakdown.”

Tijani’s father, Adebayo, expressed shock over the incident.

“Funmilayo’s mother died about 20 years ago. She grew up staying with me. I married a second wife later, but separated from her years ago. Funmilayo had been staying with me since she separated from her husband.

“John initially refused to accept her pregnancy. But they went for a DNA test, which confirmed him as being responsible for the pregnancy. Thereafter, he took her to a place in Apapa, and they were planning to travel to his hometown in Delta State,. but I refused and asked her to come back home,” Adebayo said.

Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, stating that police had deposited the corpse at a morgue.

“The police were at the scene to recover the body of the child. The woman has been acting strangely like someone with an unsound mind. She has been arrested and investigation is ongoing.”

Photo Credit: Punch


  1. bruno FIERCE

    June 18, 2015 at 10:47 am

    straight people as usual. many of u shouldn’t be allowed to raised kids.

    The woman was angry that her ex husband had moved on and she took out her anger and aggression on the one thing that reminded her about her ex husband which is their son.

    in nigeria, when two people get divorced, it is the loser that keeps the kid(s) ,nobody wants the kid(s) unlike america where both parents fight mercilessly to gain custody of the kid(s). its so sad.

    she must have been very angry. its very difficult in nigeria for a divorced woman with kids to find a husband when compaired to a divorced man with kids. she must have been very angry with herself and at society also. her ex husband gets to start a new life with a new wife and new kids so easily while she gets stuck. its painful.

    being a woman in nigeria is a difficult thing I swear.

    • charles

      June 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

      “being a woman in nigeria is a difficult thing I swear.”
      I’m sorry, but what has that got to do with the fact that she killed her son?

    • Takeseveralseats

      June 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Has it occurred to your stupid self that she was probably going through some depression ?? Its no excuse to kill Her son, but she must have been in pain and just lost it

  2. ike

    June 18, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Bruno said it all.


  3. keeks

    June 18, 2015 at 11:57 am

    she clearly needs help. That poor innocent baby

  4. A concerned youth

    June 19, 2015 at 5:25 am

    First and foremost, what do you mean by “Straight people as usual”? “Many of you shouldn’t be allowed to raise kids”? You are known to make ridiculous comments all over bellla naija but this is by far the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever said. Not only do you believe you are gay but now you’re trying to discredit straight people.

    By your statement are you trying to say gay people are better equipped to raise kids?? God forbid bad thing, that is an abomination. I really think you should get evaluated because I believe you have some serious psychological issues, better yet go to the nearest bible believing church and tell them you need deliverance.

    That being said, nothing can ever justify what this woman did, it’s so sad that she cut that little boy’s life short. This is one of the horrible things that are happening in Nigeria that need attention.

    Also, being a woman in Nigeria is only diffcult because many of you so called men can’t get your acts together. May God help us all. AMEN.

    P.S: This a reply is to our dear Mr Bruno “Fierce”

  5. A concerned youth

    June 19, 2015 at 6:07 am

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